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Week of Sunday, March 16, 2014
(64 events)

Sunday, March 16, 2014 (12 events)

  • Kindergarten Lessons: Get a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life when Robert Fulghum's musical, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! continues with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wings Over Water Birding Festival: Art displays, wildlife exhibits and speakers, guided field trips, an all-day Birding Expo, bird viewing stations, Drayton Harbor excursions, activities for kids and plenty of information about the incredible variety of migratory birds that flock to the area will be part of the 12th annual "Wings Over Water" Birding Festival happening from Friday through Sunday at various locations in Blaine. Most events are free. http://www.wingoverwaterbirdingfestival.com
    12:00pm
  • Mona Style: Art and fashion will take center stage at the Museum of Northwest Art's 30th annual "MoNA Style" happening this weekend at the museum and throughout La Conner. More than 30 Northwest artists will share their handmade, wearable art and home fashions, and there'll be lunch gatherings, fashion shows and more. Artists will have booths open from 10am-5pm Saturday and 12-6pm Sunday at MoNA, 121 S. First St. Entry is free. A fashion show and silent auction at 7pm Saturday is $30. http://www.monamusem.org
    10:00am
  • Purim Carnival: Beth Israel Congregation will host its annual Purim Carnival from 11am-3pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Live music by What the Chelm!, a costume parade, carnival games, a juggler, prizes, food and more will also be part of the family-friendly fun. Admission is free and open to the community, but attendees will need to purchase tickets for food and games. http://www.bethisraelbellingham.org
    11:00am
  • Chamber Concert Series: Nino Rota's Quintetto will be the featured performers at the "3rd Sunday at 3 Chamber Concert Series" starting at 3pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Dr. Also included on the program will be other chamber works featuring various combinations of the instrumentalists. Entry is free and open to the public. 733-1227
    3:00pm
  • St. Patrick’s Party, Book Launch: Area author Susan Colleen Browne hosts a St. Patrick's Day Party and Book Launch at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In addition to sharing her latest Village of Ballydara series tome, Mother Love, there'll be Irish treats to share and music by Irish fiddler Cayley Schmid. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: The Happy Valley Neighborhood Association hosts the monthly Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Entry to the meal is free; guests are asked to bring a potluck dessert. 733-6749
    5:00pm
  • Collin Raye: Noted country artist Collin Raye will perform at a fundraiser for the Skagit Adult Day Program at 6pm in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets are $30-$50. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    6:00pm
  • Brian Regan: Consummate comedian Brian Regan brings his decades of experience to the stage when he returns to Bellingham for a 7pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • 2nd Street Brass Ensemble: The Bellingham Festival of Music and Whatcom Symphony will host a performance by the 2nd Street Brass Ensemble at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Suggested donation is $15 (entry is free for students). http://www.bellinghamfestivalofmusic.org
    7:30pm

Monday, March 17, 2014 (2 events)

  • Irish Celebration: Homemade corned beef, Irish soda bread with rarebit and whiskey cake will be on the menu at a St. Patrick's Day Celebration from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: All are welcome when the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club hosts its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Because it's St. Patrick's Day, members and guests can share green rocks, gems and minerals. Entry is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (3 events)

  • Choral Contest Concert: Bellingham High School's award-winning Showstoppers, Mixed/Treble Choir, and Concert Choir will perform at a free "Choral Contest Concert" at 7pm at the school's headquarters at 2020 Cornwall Ave. The event will preview the pieces the groups will performing in upcoming vocal competitions. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks will lead a free introductory improv class from 7-9pm at 1308 E St. Experience the magic of the games, exercises and storytelling that have evolved out of the art of improvisation, and find out more about upcoming classes. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • Winter Choir Concert: Whatcom Community College's Collegiate Choir will sing an eclectic program of works from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras at a free "Whatcom Winter Concert" starting at 7:30pm at the school's Heiner Center Theater, 231 W. Kellogg Rd. 676-0266
    7:30pm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (7 events)

  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to perform routine maintenance on your two-wheeler and prolong its life at a "Bike Maintenance Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free workshop. No experience is necessary. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Funding for Fish: The Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project Stakeholder Committee will host a "Funding for Fish-Friendly Culverts" community meeting from 6-8pm at Everson's Tenmile Elementary School, 960 E. Hemmi Rd. RE Sources’ North Sound Baykeeper program is coordinating this effort. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:00pm
  • Tamales!: Roberto Cortez will share his secrets at a "Tamales, Tamales, Tamales!" course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Tamales can also be pre-ordered by the half-dozen to take home with you. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Old World Wine Dinner: Jason Tippetts of Barrique Wines—which feature rare, small, family-run old world wines—will be on hand at a Wine Dinner happening from 6:30-8:30pm at Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. Tickets are $50 and include five wines paired with five courses. Space is limited, so reserve a seat in advance. http://www.oldworlddeli1.com
    6:30pm
  • Historical Fiction: Nancy Horan reads from her new book of historical fiction, Under the Wide and Starry Sky, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the tome, Horan re-creates the love story of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and his intrepid American wife, Fanny Van de Grift. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Bicycle Travel Show: The Ecker family will share images from their travels around scenic Crater Lake, and Jim LeGalley will showcase his epic solo bike tour across Colorado and Wyoming last summer, as part of a Bicycle Travel Show series at 7pm at the Old Federal Building courtroom, 104 W. Magnolia St. Entry is by donation. http://www.everybodybike.com
    7:00pm
  • Worldbuilding 101: Register by today for a "Worldbuilding 101" writing workshop with local author Alma Alexander happening from 7-8:30pm Thursday, March 20 at Fairhaven's Village Inn. Entry is $15 per person. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Thursday, March 20, 2014 (3 events)

  • Ask Mrs. Honey B.: Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the Late Nite Catechism series, brings her new show, Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the interactive comedy are $14.50-$29. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Brown Bag: "Slavery in the Northwest: Charles Mitchell's Story" will be the topic of a Brown Bag discussion with storyteller Eva Abram at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Mitchell, who was born a slave, was brought to Washington Territory in 1853. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Travelogue: "Postcards from Kenya" will be the focus of a Travelogue talk and slideshow with Explorations Academy students and faculty from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm

Friday, March 21, 2014 (11 events)

  • Ask Mrs. Honey B.: Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the Late Nite Catechism series, brings her new show, Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the interactive comedy are $14.50-$29. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Always Patsy Cline: Mount Vernon's Theater Arts Guild concludes showings of Always...Patsy Cline with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Main St. Expect music, humor and pathos at the show, which is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Tickets are $20. http://www.theaterartsguild.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Joe Fontenot will be the featured performer at the monthly Comedy Nite gatherings at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club (314 Commercial Ave.) and 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360 (714 Lakeway Dr.). Alfred Carcieri will also perform, and Randall Ragsdale will host. Entry is $10 at the door. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at "Theatresports" matches at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Miser: Stone Town Theatre Works continues its production of Moliere's comedic masterpiece known as The Miser this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door, and additional performances happen March 28-29. http://www.stonetowntheatreworks.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Home & Garden Show: The Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will host its 34th annual Home & Garden Show from 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. Entry is $5 per person or $8 per family (parking is free). http://www.sicbahomeshow.com
    11:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in March at Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond entrance). Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • WCC Art Show Opening: View the works of Whatcom Community College students enrolled in Anne George's Humanities 101 class—along with pieces by other talented local artists—at a "Home: Through Our Eyes" exhibit starting at 5pm at in the downstairs commons of the Kulshan Building at WCC, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry is free .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • Spanish Wine Dinner: Local wine expert Basilio Rodriguez will share delicious wines from his Spanish/Portuguese portfolio during a five-course "Spanish Wine Dinner" starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $98. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Pros from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will offer an hour of coaching at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, gather round and listen in for Family Story Night tale-telling. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Sacred Bass Sessions: Boogie Universal and Destination Burning Man will team up to present the fourth Sacred Bass Sessions gathering starting at 8pm at Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The Spring Equinox gathering—dubbed "Balance"—will combine original live and electronic music, dance, yoga, storytelling and more. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. http://www.sacredbass.org
    8:00pm

Saturday, March 22, 2014 (25 events)

  • Ask Mrs. Honey B.: Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the Late Nite Catechism series, brings her new show, Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the interactive comedy are $14.50-$29. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Always Patsy Cline: Mount Vernon's Theater Arts Guild concludes showings of Always...Patsy Cline with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Main St. Expect music, humor and pathos at the show, which is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Tickets are $20. http://www.theaterartsguild.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Joe Fontenot will be the featured performer at the monthly Comedy Nite gatherings at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club (314 Commercial Ave.) and 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360 (714 Lakeway Dr.). Alfred Carcieri will also perform, and Randall Ragsdale will host. Entry is $10 at the door. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    8:00pm
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at "Theatresports" matches at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Miser: Stone Town Theatre Works continues its production of Moliere's comedic masterpiece known as The Miser this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door, and additional performances happen March 28-29. http://www.stonetowntheatreworks.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Home & Garden Show: The Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will host its 34th annual Home & Garden Show from 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. Entry is $5 per person or $8 per family (parking is free). http://www.sicbahomeshow.com
    11:00am
  • Comic Book History Presentations: Andrew Wahl will lead an interactive, multimedia presentation focused on "Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book" from 11am-1pm Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The presentation will also take place from 2-4pm Saturday at the new South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct.) and from 2-4pm Sunday at the Ferndale Library (2007 Cherry St.). All events are free and family-friendly. http://www.wcls.org
    11:00am
  • Electrifying Weekend: The Spark Museum of Electrical invention and Mount Baker Theatre present an "Electrifying Weekend" Saturday and Sunday at their respective venues. At 1pm and 2:30pm Saturday, community members can visit the "Megazapper at the Spark Museum, 1312 Bay St. Tickets are $7-$10. At 3pm Sunday, Lightwire Theatre will perform at the MBT, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $17-$34. http://www.sparkmuseum.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    1:00pm
  • Deer-Resistant Planting Particulars: A focus on "Deer-Resistant Plants" will be part of a workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance for the free event. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Chuckanut Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club to hike Chuckanut's new trail today. Meet at 9am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool (suggested donation is $3). http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    9:00am
  • Woodturning Demo: "Turning a Finial Star Lidded Bowl" will be the focus of an all-day demo with Northwest Washington Woodturners' Cindy Drozda from 9am-4pm in Anacortes at the First Baptist Church, 2717 J Ave. She will cover a wide range of topicsm from design to the turning process and then the coloring and finishing that add an extra element of beauty. Entry is $45 and includes a hot lunch, snacks and beverages. (360) 319-7600 or http://www.nwwwt.org
    9:00am
  • Publishing Talk: Beth Bacon, Vice President of Content Management at Booktrope, will join today's Skagit Valley Writers League meeting to talk about what happens from the time a book is accepted by a publisher to its completed form (and the many steps in between) at 10am at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Entry is free, but attendees should reserve a spot in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    10:00am
  • Tree Sale: The Whatcom County Farm Forestry Association will host a Tree Sale from 10am-12pm in the Henry Jansen Agricultural Center at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1705 Front St. Trees—which will include a variety of spruce, fir, pine, cedar, hemlock and other trees—will be 90 cents each. 671-6988
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Beef stroganoff, mixed veggies, green salad, bread and dessert will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Woodstock Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks for a work party from 10am-12pm at Woodstock Farm on Chuckanut Drive. There's no onsite parking, so park at the North Chuckanut Mountain trailhead and walk or bike to the farm. 778-7105 or http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Bingo in Blaine: The public is invited to a Bingo fundraiser from 1-3pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $20 and includes eight games (three cards with each game) and refreshments. You must be 18 or older to play. 332-8040
    1:00pm
  • Worm Bin Composting: Join master composter Elsie Konzelman to learn the fine art of "Worm Bin Composting" at 1pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. At the all-ages class, you'll learn to turn your food scraps and other organic material into a valuable soil amendment. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • Train Fest: Bring your wooden trains and tracks to Fairhaven Toy Garden's 7th annual "Train Fest" from 1-4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The "gigantic play date" will also include a treasure hunt and prizes—and parents are welcome to play along. Entry is $10 per family (children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult). Call the number listed below to register. 714-8552
    1:00pm
  • Nature of Writing Series: Wildlife biologist and author Cameron MacDonald will kick off this year's Nature of Writing Series when he shares his book The Endangered Species Road Trip: A Summer's Worth of Dingy Motels, Poison Oak, Ravenous Insect, and the Rarest Species in North America at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Interfaith Coalition’s Hope Auction: More than 500 live and silent items will be available as part of the Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County's fundraising "Hope Auction" starting at 5:30pm at the Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $45 and include dinner. 734-3983 or http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
    5:30pm
  • Silk Road Hafla: The Mahala Dancers, Portico Dance Company, and the Tribal Kind will be among the many bellydancers taking part in tonight's "Silk Road Hafla" performance starting at 7pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghambellydance.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Come call some dances, play in the band or simply dance the night away at tonight's Open Band Night Contra Dance from 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The first half-hour will include instructions for beginners. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Peter Pan: Lyric Light Opera tells the story of a boy who just can't grow up when they open their musical run of Peter Pan this weekend at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$25 and additional shows happen weekends through April 6. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Inside India: Sharron Antholt will share images and stories from her recent trip to South India's Tamil Nadu at a free presentation at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2114 S. Nugent Rd. All are welcome. 305-3600
    7:30pm
  • Scrambled McManus: Humor writer Patrick F. McManus and "indentured actor" Tim Behrens will team up to present "Scrambled McManus" at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show will feature some of the duo's favorite tales from the past four McManus comedies. Tickets are $23-$25. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

 

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